Ever hear of the Pirate Training Process?
That’s where managers in your own company steal good staffers from your department!
Can you blame them? Managers want capable, hard-working people with marketable skills.
And the staffers you trust with handling the company’s money typically fit the bill of who other managers trust and want on their teams.
Keep them where they belong – in Finance
In some cases, you’re better off letting a staffer make a move. If he or she is a better fit in another department, then it makes sense.
But some staffers may fit perfectly in Finance. Here are two ways of keeping them on your team:
1. Sing their praises
It may sound counterintuitive – won’t other managers try poaching a staff member you praise? Maybe.
But championing your own people builds loyalty and trust.
Remember that numerous surveys show the No. 1 reason people leave a job isn’t insufficient pay. It’s a boss that doesn’t appreciate them.
2. Offer job-related training
Surveys show staffers value seminars and workshops where they learn new things and keep up with their peers.
They’re making themselves more marketable, that’s true. But they gain trust knowing your firm invests in people’s futures. Not all companies do that.